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Featuring interviews and photographs of fifty people who have dedicated their lives to the sport of horse and hound this beautiful documentary book is published by Derrydale Press and ready to ship.

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Foxhunters Speak


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Martha Wolfe, author of The Great Hound Match of 1905

Martha Wolfe, author of The Great Hound Match of 1905

“Mary Motley Kalergis has brought the wit and wisdom, the hard knocks and lucky breaks, the simple beauty, the heart and soul of contemporary foxhunting to the page. It’s like meeting a whole new crew of friends. Bring Foxhunters Speak to the fireside on a winter’s day, to bed with a cup of tea, to the beach this summer. It’s delightful.”

Norman Fine, Foxhunting Life

“There’s powerful foxhunting substance to be learned in these pages by even experienced hunt staff, not to mention the rest of us followers. What isn’t cerebral is simply superb entertainment, up-close-and-personal with many of the sport’s larger-than-life characters. Mary is a pro at getting them to open up!”

Norman Fine, Foxhunting Life
Dennis Foster, Executive Director, Masters of Foxhounds Association

Dennis Foster, Executive Director, Masters of Foxhounds Association

“Foxhunters Speak” is truly unique, a must read for foxhunters who are not only are interested in learning about the sport, but some tightly held secrets seldom shared. The added bonus are the interesting insights on the personalities of some of the very best in the sport. Even you experts will be surprised, I couldn’t put it down. Mary Motley Kalergis is an extremely gifted interviewer who got some the toughest of foxhunters to open up and share their love and knowledge of the sport.”

Mary Motley Kalergis

Mary Motley Kalergis is an author, photographer and interviewer, whose work bears witness to the bonds that connect individuals, families, and communities.

Her published books include Giving Birth (Harper & Row), Mother: A Collective Portrait (E.P. Dutton), Home of the Brave (E.P. Dutton), With This Ring: A Portrait of Marriage (The Chrysler Museum of Art), Seen and Heard: Teenagers Talk About Their Lives (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang), Charlottesville Portrait (Howell Press), Love In Black & White (Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing) and Considering Adoption (Atelerix Press.)

Her photographs have been featured in numerous anthologies and collections including Aperture’s Mothers and Daughters, Pantheon’s Generations, Stemmle’s In Their Mother’s Eyes, National Geographic’s Star Spangled Banner, Fawcett’s In Celebration Of Babies, and Andrews McMeel’s Waiting for Baby, Reflections and The Enduring Circle of Love.

Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; The Burden Gallery and the International Center of Photography in NYC; The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia; the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida; The San Antonio Museum of Art;, The Field Museum of Chicago; the Museum Fur Photographie in Stuttgart, Germany and the Diaframa Kodak Galleria in Milan, Italy.

Photographs by Mary have also appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, People, Time, Newsweek, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Seventeen Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire (France), The Guardian (London), and Camera Manuchi (Japan). Mary was formerly on the faculty of The International Center of Photography in New York and has served as “special stills” photographer on movie sets including Long Walk Home and Cousin Bette.

She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is currently finishing her ninth book, Foxhunter Speak, to be published by Derrydale Press in 2017.

In her own words



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